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OWN TRANSLATIONS

These are not so much translations per se, as they are a partial record of my ongoing interaction with the texts on various levels. The translations are manifestly incomplete and they tend towards literalness, or at any rate ‘lack of grace’, but their creation has afforded me pleasure over the years.

No originality is claimed, and many good turns of phrase have been taken from other translators. All such borrowings are freely and gladly acknowledged.

It may be noted that these translations are integrated with *my* copy of the program Classical Vocabulary (which is also available as a download on this website). The files are in Rich Text format, and may be viewed directly, or saved.

GREEK QUOTATIONS AND SAYINGS

Proverbs and bon mots are found in all literatures, no less so in ancient Greece. Here we find a people who had a thirst for life, who were blessed with the intellectual prowess to bequeath to posterity a body of wisdom unequalled for its plainness of diction, sincerity of purpose and universality of application.

It is hoped that this little collection of Greek quotations and sayings may serve to inspire and delight – κτῆμα ἐς αεί – a possession for all time.

Visit the Greek Sayings page . . .

Aeschylus

Agamemnon: 1-39, 72-82, 258-267, 503-517, 810-820, 135-1054, 1214-1218, 1256-1270

Choephori: 84-88

Eumenides: 1-33

Persians: 1-15

Prometheus Bound: 1-35, 298-306

Aristophanes

Birds: 1-12

Frogs: 1-50

Caesar

Civil War Book 1: 1

Civil War Book 3: 59

Gallic War Book 2: 1

Gallic War Book 5: 1-2

Gallic War Book 6: 1

Gallic War Book 7: 78-79

Catullus

Poems: 4, 8, 64, 72, 101

Cicero

De Amicitia: 1

De Finibus Book 5: 48

De Natura Deorum: I:1

De Senectute: 1

In Catilinam: I:1-3, II:1, III:2

In Verrem: Actio II: I:1, IV:72, V:1-5

Letters to Atticus: II:11

Letters to Friends: IV:5,6; VII:1

Philippics: II:1

Pro Archia: 1-6;

Pro Caelio: 1-5;

Pro Lege Manilia: 1, 6,

Pro Milone: 1, 2,

Tusculan Disputations: I:1

Demosthenes

On the Crown: 1-13

Philippics Book 1: 1-3

Euripides

Alcestis: 1-27

Andromache: 1-11

Bacchae: 1-63, 170-220, 1244-1258

Cyclops: 1-9

Electra: 1-3, 67-76

Hecuba: 1-46, 218-253, 402-426

Helen: 1-15

Hippolytus: 1-57, 73-92

Iphigenia in Aulis: 49-57

Medea: 1-81, 316-327, 446-626, 663-718, 866-883, 1001-1080, 1116-1187

Rhesus: 52-98, 890-894, 950-961

Trojan Women: 1-97, 230-255, 860-883

Herodotus

Book 7: 1–2, 4

Book 8: 1-3

Book 9: 1

Homer

Iliad Book 1: 1-7

Iliad Book 2: 1-10

Iliad Book 3: 1-175, 421-461

Iliad Book 4: 1-4

Iliad Book 5: 1-3

Iliad Book 6: 1-60, 359-413, 429-432, 440-465

Iliad Book 7: 1-3

Iliad Book 8: 1-17, 553-565

Iliad Book 9: 1-8, 307-431

Iliad Book 10: 1-10

Iliad Book 11: 1-4

Iliad Book 12: 1-3

Iliad Book 13: 1-6

Iliad Book 14: 1-15, 153-158

Iliad Book 15: 494-500

Iliad Book 16: 1-19

Iliad Book 17: 1-8

Iliad Book 18: 1-279

Iliad Book 19: 1-18, 400-403

Iliad Book 20: 1-7,

Iliad Book 21: 1-5

Iliad Book 22: 1-176, 247-259

Iliad Book 23: 1-34

Iliad Book 24: 1-63, 746-756

Odyssey Book 1: 1-21

Odyssey Book 2: 1-14, 413-434

Odyssey Book 3: 1-8,

Odyssey Book 4: 1-14

Odyssey Book 5: 1-20

Odyssey Book 6: 1-24

Odyssey Book 7: 1-11,

Odyssey Book 8: 1-31,

Odyssey Book 9: 1-4,

Odyssey Book 10: 1-12

Odyssey Book 11: 1-22, 482-486

Odyssey Book 12: 1-20

Odyssey Book 13: 1-24, 70-92

Odyssey Book 14: 1-4,

Odyssey Book 15: 1-9,

Odyssey Book 16: 190-200

Odyssey Book 17: 290-295

Odyssey Book 18: 1-4,

Odyssey Book 19: 1-3,

Odyssey Book 20: 1-4,

Odyssey Book 21: 1-7,

Odyssey Book 22: 1-7,

Odyssey Book 23: 1-4,

Odyssey Book 24: 1-4,

Horace

Odes Book 1: 11-13

Odes Book 2: 3-10

Satires Book 1: 1

Livy

Book 1: 1

Book 22: 1

Book 25: 32

Book 30: 12

Lucretius

Book 1: 1-25

Book 2: 1-19, 333-351

Book 3: 894-903

Book 4: 453-461

Lysias

Against Eratosthenes [12]: 1

Nepos

Preface: 1-3

Alcibiades: 5-6

Atticus: 1

Ovid

Amores Book 1: 1

Metamorphoses Book 4: 55-70

Metamorphoses Book 11: 1-19, 85-105

Plato

Apology: 17a-17c

Crito: 43a

Phaedo: 57a-58d

Protagoras: 309a-310a

Republic Book 1: 327a-328d

Republic Book 10: 595a

Symposium: 172a

Pliny

Letters Book 1: 6

Letters Book 7: 27

Letters Book 9: 6

Propertius

Book 1: 1, 3,

Sallust

Catiline: 1

Jugurtha: 5

Sophocles

Ajax: 1-20

Antigone: 1-99, 162-190, 280-288, 332-364, 384-389, 441-457, 1155-1171

Electra: 1–43

Oedipus Coloneus: 1-41

Oedipus Tyrannus: 1-39, 216-240

Philoctetes: 1-28

Trachiniae: 1–23

Thucydides

Book 1: 1, 3, 24, 89, 90, 91, 96

Book 2: 1-3, 34, 35

Book 3: 20

Book 4: 1, 2,

Book 5: 84, 85

Book 6:

Book 7: 1, 11,

Vergil

Eclogues: 1, 6, 10,

Georgics Book 1: 1-49

Georgics Book 2: 1-8, 458-489

Georgics Book 3: 1-18

Georgics Book 4: 1-7, 149-157, 453-522

Aeneid Book 1: 1-22, 50-64, 441-465

Aeneid Book 2: 1-20, 506-525, 588-623

Aeneid Book 3: 1-12, 521-524, 655-665

Aeneid Book 4: 1-5, 238-241, 651-658

Aeneid Book 5: 1-25

Aeneid Book 6: 456-471

Aeneid Book 7: 1-4

Aeneid Book 8: 1-17, 558-596

Aeneid Book 9: 367-378

Aeneid Book 10: 1-35, 833-855

Aeneid Book 11: 1-4

Aeneid Book 12: 697-745

Xenophon

Anabasis Book 1: 1

Anabasis Book 2:

Anabasis Book 3: 1

Anabasis Book 4

Anabasis Book 5

Anabasis Book 6

Anabasis Book 7

Hellenica Book 1: 7

Hellenica Book 2

Hellenica Book 3

Hellenica Book 4

Hellenica Book 5

Hellenica Book 6

Hellenica Book 7

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